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The 11 best things to do in Newcastle

If you're travelling from far, a trip tackling the best things to do in Newcastle might not be the first item on your vacation bucket list. Think again. For starters, the city is a foodie paradise crammed full of so many great restaurants it's hard to choose where to start. It has also because a cultural buzz town, with worldclass concert halls and art galleries that will blow your mind. The cherry on the cake? Newcastle is a top-notch nightlife destination, worthy of your dressing up and dashing out into the evening before crashing at one of the many great value local hotels. But if all that isn't enough to get you booking a ticket (or buying a flat), think about this: Newcastle is located close to some fantastic strips of coast where you can swap city slicking for seaside dreaming.  Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 21 best restaurants in Newcastle

If you're vacationing here, you're unlikely to ever go hungry but the best restaurants in Newcastle make living in this town a constant struggle to resist going out for a lavish meal every single night of the week.  From award-winning fine dining to the stalls of Grainger Market, all culinary budgets are accounted for. Don't forget how close you are to the coast: devouring superior fresh seafood is actually one of the best things to do in Newcastle.  Book yourself a room at one of the best hotels in town and get ready for some serious eating.